Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park
Easy to reach from Johannesburg yet almost impossible to leave, Royal Malewane is bush chic defined. Resplendent in its crisp, white linens and celebrated for John Jackson's unforgettable gourmet cuisine, this private lodge is in the game-rich territory adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
Ensconced in one of its 6 Luxury Suites with fireplace, indoor-outdoor bathroom, viewing deck, gazebo and plunge pool, you will want for nothing. The jewels in the lodge's crown are the Royal and Malewane Suites, accommodating up to four guests, offering 2,100 square feet of self-contained indulgence that includes a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and a large pool, together with the services of a private chef, butler, and game ranger.
If delights such as iced avocado soup with curried macadamia nuts and smoked Machadodorp trout are to your liking, then meals here will be eagerly anticipated, accompanied as they are by excellent wines. A Malewane silver and crystal dinner or a sumptuous braai under the stars is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
Venture out of your luxurious cocoon for morning and evening game drives and guided bush walks, during which Big Five sightings can be expected followed later perhaps by a reinvigorating massage or workout in the gymnasium. At Royal Malewane, you will certainly enjoy service with the regal touch!
Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park Fact File
November - February
11 hours 30 minutes to Cape Town or 11 hours to Johannesburg
British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Cape Town and Johannesburg. British Airways also offer an additional direct service from London Gatwick to Cape Town during the winter season (January to March). Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways
South African rand
+ 2 hours